Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – R is for

Welcome to the letter R in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  We are winding down this journey through the alphabet as seen in Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  There are a couple of things that will qualify for this letter.

The first is Ribbons.

You can find ribbon in every color of the rainbow, black, white, gold, silver

Polka dots 

and prints

Skinny ribbon and wide ribbon too.  

There are coordinating spools of ribbon

and in the clearance section I found a whole tube of ribbons and bows leftover from Christmas.

If you don’t want to make your own bows there are pre-made ones, again in all the colors you can think of.   There is also the ribbon that makes the curly bows.

But if you feel the need to make your own bows, we have the As Seen On TV E-Z BowMaker and other tools to help with that.

Have you ever seen so much ribbon?  This section of the store is a little easier to keep organized because you can definitely follow the basic colors, but within that there are so many shades, widths and finishes, some are satiny and some are not.  I’m really glad that most of the time I was “just” a cashier and didn’t have to put away everything! 
The other R is for Rocks.
So many different kinds, colors and shapes of rocks.  

Bags of glass stones galore.

Rocks that look like rocks.

Aren’t these pretty ones?  They look like aquamarine but I’m pretty sure that a jar of aquamarine stones like this would have to be kept locked up!  It is my birthstone and I know it isn’t cheap!

Little glass stones for decorating who knows what?

Even seashell type.

Do you have projects you need rocks for?  A garden?  Maybe I should think of some of these when it is time to build my gnome home!

Thanks for coming along with me so far.  I hope you can continue to the end of the alphabet.  Remember to stop by and visit some other peeps.  Tomorrow is S.  Can you guess what I’ve chosen for that letter?

(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don’t want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)

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23 Responses to Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – R is for

  1. Scarlett79 says:

    Loving the rocks and the seashells…Thank goodness I don’t have a thing for the ribbon b/c I’m running out of room between the planner/craft supplies and the Painter I think we need a bigger boat ❀ Blessings, Mz. Janet have a great weekend. I'm going to Michael's this weekend ❀

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  2. Janet,

    Ribbons and rocks! Great subjects to cover in a craft store. The ribbon I would’ve thought of but rocks escaped me totally. Very cool! And, oh what fun this all looks to a crafter!! Thanks for visiting!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch ‘R’ for Rocks

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yes, some of the things are a given almost and that’s why I tried to stay away from the obvious like markers and paints but rocks was a little different.


  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Michael’s does have a great selection of ribbons, and I’ve bought plenty over the years. Of course the rocks always get my attention. I like the plain river rocks to do painting on!

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    That’s a whole lotta ribbon going on there. Very pretty, by my goodness. A cat could have the time of it’s life playing with all of it.

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  5. Aquamarine is my birthstone, too! And I love ribbons. Love, love, love them.

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  6. joey says:

    I have bought gobs of ribbon over my lifetime. Mostly for hairbows, but also for presents and scrapbooks and other crafty things.
    I have bought rocks, too. Got polished creek rock to put on my big plant’s soil, so if a cat did get to it, it wouldn’t be suitable for making. Used to have a lot of rocks, but Moo collects them, and she’s taken most of mine!
    That faux aquamarine is super pretty. So pretty one could fabricate a reason to buy it!

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  7. My message disappeared! I never knew they had so much ribbon!

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  8. The only place with a bigger selection of ribbons is my local swap meat. I could spend so much time there, going through favorite ribbons. Of course, that’s only once a week and it is quite a distance. Michael’s (which is 5 minutes from my house) is much more convenient.

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  9. Oh my word! I had no idea they carried so much ribbon. I have to think about the S.

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